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Frigidaire Gallery Series dryer won't start


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#1 Johnny Tickballs

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:56 PM

Hey

Newbie here so flame on my stupid question if you like, love a good insult.

Anyway, I have an electric Frigidaire Gallery Series dryer. It's about 4 years old and has been used quite a bit but not beaten on.

Occasionally it won't start. All the lights are on, it's plugged in, there's power to it, the child lock is not activated, no error codes and I've unplugged and plugged it back in to "reboot" if that's even possible with a dryer. I've gone thru all the troubleshooting suggestions I could find on the webbernet.

usually, after a few hours, I'll try the start button again and the dryer will fire up. when it runs, it dries great, no weird noises, etc.

Now the dryer just won't start at all. I drove angry to the laundromat to dry my wet clothes today. It was closed so I drove back home even angrier.

Someone suggested it might be the motor but that doesn't make sense to me as the dryer runs fine once it starts. It seems like the motor is not getting the ignition signal from the start button. I'm guessing it's the control panel.

so, any ideas? Is it the control panel? Should I attempt to fix it myself? (I'm somewhat mechanically inclined)Is there something else it could be? Are the hamsters just dead from 4 years of constant use?

Thanks!
John

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:01 PM

model number ?
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

Another topic started without a model number. Posted Image

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:12 AM

I think the ticks on Johnny's balls must have sucked all the blood from his brain. Sorry Johnny, I can't refuse an invitation for a good insult :fouetaa:



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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:46 AM

Aw snap...

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:10 AM

First check to see if you have proper power coming to the machine.
Next get a friend to help you with this one. Turn control on open the door to dryer hold the door switch closed with finger have friend push start button then try to rotate the drum with free hand. If the dryer starts and runs you have a bad motor. If not one of my fellow posters will have further info coming....
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:23 PM

First check to see if you have proper power coming to the machine.
Next get a friend to help you with this one. Turn control on open the door to dryer hold the door switch closed with finger have friend push start button then try to rotate the drum with free hand. If the dryer starts and runs you have a bad motor. If not one of my fellow posters will have further info coming....



Power is definitely good. This house was owned by an obsessive/compulsive person who also owns a large appliance showroom. He was exacting with the electricity/

I'll check the starting with the door open.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:53 PM

MF-er....I went up to try freespeech's suggestion. Before I tried that idea, I pressed the start button for shits and giggles. The dryer started and works now. A week from now it won't work again. ugh.

Laundry roulette isn't my idea of fun so I'd still like to fix it properly otherwise I'll have one more dumb thing to think about. Any other observations or things I should try?

As for the avatar name, I got Lyme Disease once so you can do the math....

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:31 PM

First check to see if you have proper power coming to the machine.

could be a loose / overheated / intermittent connection on the Power Cord at the Dryer Terminal Strip.
If one Line is disconnected, the Dryer could still light up and run but no heat.
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